Friday, June 8, 2018

The Ton Summer Kickoff Blog Hop

Hi peeps! Welcome to The Ton Summer Kickoff Blog Hop. I am so excited to have you joining us as we have some pretty & fun projects to share with you. This hop basically just a fun hop to highlight products that been released recently. And, we have quite a few!!

So, let's get on with it, shall we as I have quite a few cards to share with you. 1st up is this happy, colorful card using Butterfly Wings - Swallowtail set. 




I first stamped the butterfly wings to yupo paper and then add the alcohol inks to the paper, blowing the ink around with a straw to help spread the color. Then before the ink complete dry, I added some loose gold gilding flakes. Once that done, I die cut the word hello from Peony Laurel dies set.

Next is a card that is just a slight variation from the 1st card. 





This card was actually my almost fail card. When I did this card, I did the alcohol ink first and then when I tried to stamp the wings, the ink just wouldn't stick. So, after almost ditching it, I found that I can save it by using the Pop-Up Butterfly Dies - Swallowtail (I simply trim the part that I don't need, you'll see it on my last card).




Now, my last card definitely complete opposite of the first two cards. This one all soft!! I stamped Magnolia Fields for the background and added some shadows to the flower buds with Copic markers. Then I stamped the Butterfly Wings Monarch, color it with Copic and die cut the wing with the Pop-Up Butterfly Dies Monarch. The sentiment is from Peony Laurel set.




Now there's 5 pieces on the Pop-Up Butterfly Dies Monarch, 2 of them are for the pop-up inside the card (although you can use it for the outside just like I did with my 2nd card, by trimming the rectangle strip that allow you to adhere the wings inside). Once I die cut the pieces, I inked them and then slide the pieces together and adhere to the card. And, tadddaaaa... you have this beautiful surprise when you open the card. Gorgeous right?




**GIVEAWAY**
Of course, we have giveaway!! We are giving away a stamp set from the Ton of your own choice (not including the bundle) for each stop on the hop. To qualify you need to leave a comment on each blog by midnight Sunday, June 10, 2018. Winners will be announced on The Ton blog shortly after that.

Now, are you ready to hop? Grab your drink (for me it'll be coffee) and hop along. Below is the complete list of the hop participants. Enjoy the hop & thank you for joining us & for stopping by here. Cheers....

you are here --> Vera <-- you are here

49 comments:

Sandy Dasai said...

eye have been eyeing those butterfly dies since their release! love how they add a fun 3d dimension to cards on the inside. a lovely surprise for anyone who receives it!

Betty Hall said...

Oh wow, love your cards, they are gorgeous , love the butterfly! Hope you have a blessed day.

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Vera, what beautiful cards! That butterfly is HUGE! These are really something else. I am glad you didn't pitch the second one, it is so pretty. I love the butterfly inside of the card, WOW, what a surprise for the recipient! ♥ it!

Cathy Morris said...
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Cathy Morris said...

Stunning butterfly! The alcohol inks are so bright. Thanks for adding the way you saved your 2nd card.

Stanlee Runner said...

I got all three of the amazing butterfly stamps when they were released, i can’t wait to try this gorgeous technique.

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE your first card with the alcohol inks, all of the color, & the butterfly! AND THEN, you SURPRISED me with the butterfly INSIDE of your second card! HOW DID I MISS THIS???? I subscribe to The Ton Blog.... LOVE this new pop-up die! SUPER JOB, Vera!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Cynthia Cole said...

Gorgeous butterfly cards!

Lynda said...

A great set of cards, and very vibrant in the first two, and soft - as you say - on the last one.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, what an awesome and dramatic butterfly! Love all of
your pretty cards and L*O*V*E the butterfly inside the one
card.

Hi Rosemary said...

Just got the butterfly...thanks for all the inspiration..your cards are beautiful.

deb flagg said...

I LOVE THE BUTTERFLIES!! they are just so beautiful!! A delightful surprise, when they open the card.

Mirella said...

Wow, these butterflies are absolutely stunning, you made such fabulous cards with them! I am in love!

Heather Ferguson said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, love Your vibrant colors and those butterflies are swoon worthy!

Audrey Snow said...

Swallow and alcohol inks - brilliant. I love everything about this stamp set and die and the technique is stunning.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous rainbow of color. Beautiful card designs and I love your them all!

StarSpry said...

Your cards are so pretty! I especially love the soft colors and surprise pop-up butterfly on your last card :)

cghundley said...

Gorgeous cards and
love the butterflies!
Carla from Utah

Ruth Shanahan Allmart said...

Your cards are so gorgeous and vibrant! Love those butterflies. TFS

Michele K. Henderson said...

Wow, Vera! This is SO pretty! I love the gorgeous backgrounds on the butterfly designs. It looks really amazing!

JonesPaperEmporium said...

As soon as I saw those butterflies in the release, I knew they needed to come to my craft space. All of your cards are fabulous.

Jen said...

You got great colors with the alcohol inks and a very eye-catching card. I also really like how you used the Magnolia stamp in the background (since I have that stamp :)_) to frame your focal image on the second card.

Dana said...

Gorgeous butterfly cards!! I especially love the first one!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

oh my your butterfly cards are stunning and very inspiring:)

Diana said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I love all the colors!!

karinaArreguin said...

Your first cards are so bright and with butterflies you never going to be wrong... I love them

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome cards! Love your butterflies!!!
Gorgeous colouring!

Angie McKee said...

SO gorgeous! I just love the Monarch Pop-Up - and the blue hues you used are sooooooo yummy!

Shawninaz said...

All of your cards are amazing and the size of the stamp really inspires me!

Amy McCue said...

Those butterflies are gorgeous! I love the surprise pop up on the inside.

Deepa Robbins said...

I love the magnolia fields card! That butterfly is so beautiful and detailed and the soft look is just perfect!

I Card Everyone said...

What one man may call a weed, my husband grows [from seed] for these gorgeous winged creatures, Vera! We've actually raised dozens from their tiny little eggs in the 'house' he created for them!

I'm convinced one can NOT have too many butterflies in their craft room... your cards are spectacular!
=]

Sue D said...

Beautiful butterfly cards and techniques.

Brandi R said...

Oh my...look at those gorgeous butterflies! Love them and all the beautiful colors. Fabulous cards ♥

Alaska .Kris said...

Awesome! All of those cards are now pinned to my butterfly Pinterest board!

Patti H. said...

Absolutely stunning cards! Love those butterflies, especially with the AI! The soft blue one is fabulous also! I just love them all!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love the butterfly on the inside of your card.

Dana M said...

Stunning cards! Love the vibrancy of the alcohol background and the sweet delicacy of the floral background. Fantastic to see this butterfly on two such different backgrounds.

Sue Smith said...

The first card is so bold and beautiful. I love the bright colors. Each butterfly is stunning and I love how you have displayed them. TFS

Amy Brown said...

I love the bright watercolored backgrounds 😍

Jill Taylor said...

Your cards are just amazing! I must admit to loving the first 2 the most. The colors are gorgeous against the black swallowtail. Your Yupo and alcohol ink is done so nicely, I think I need to practice more!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful card! I love the giant butterfly on the rainbow background! The butterflies are just stunning on your cards!

Mary Holshouser said...

Butterflies make beautiful cards.
Love that black one on all of the
colors. Fantastic cards.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ericka Strange said...

Wow gorgeous cards and I love the butterflies with the alcohol ink. So bright and beautiful.

Jade Stewart said...

I am new to the world of yupo paper and alcohol ink so your cards are inspiring. The butterfly is just gorgeous!

jan metcalf said...

Your butterflies are so pretty on Yupo!! Also like the inside butterfly!

F. Andre said...

These cards are so pretty and perfect for summer. Thanks for the inspiration.

Linnea S said...

just wow!!! those backgrounds just make me happy!!

Rebecca said...

Thanks to The Ton for the blog hop and the giveaway!! Thanks for the inspiration, loved the butterfly surprise inside!! Fun!!

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